Times of transition are among the most stressful periods in life. There is no doubting that. It does not come as a surprise.
I finished earning my four-year journalism degree last week, and with that, a stage of life came to a lurching end. Lurching, because the last semester (and years) have been crammed full of juggling multiple jobs, a full course load and all of the regular life chores and activities that pack the to-do list of young people who live on their own. Plus, I was arranging a move and securing an apartment in New York.
Suddenly, though, my scheduler was free of pressing deadlines. There are no more homework assignments. I was no longer a student.
I liked the sound of that. But as I talk with other students in the class of 2012, I’m realizing we are all lost, empty, searching for a new identity. There were no fireworks …Read More